Monday, September 7, 2015

Game Day Bags

Our daughter was home from college this weekend…I was one happy Mama.  What made me even happier was that she requested a cross-body bag to use on game day.  She wanted something she could just drape over her shoulder that would hold her essentials while cheering on her college football team, University of Central Florida Knights.  

Pickle Pie Designs has a few bags that you make almost entirely using the embroidery machine.  Honestly, it takes longer to make the straps than to make the bag.

The bag my daughter wanted was a horizontal design, not vertical like most cross-body bags.  

To meet this request, I combined the bag of one design with the straps of another.

School colors are black and gold.  I wasn't a chevron fan until I found this fabric.

This design included a pocket along the back of the bag as well. Perfect!

Since UCF parent weekend is coming up, I decided I needed a game day bag, too.  I prefer the vertical design.

There are many reasons why I love Pickle Pie...

The design puts the zipper in first, allowing for perfect placement of dimensional  fabric, if you are crazy enough to use it.

Optional ribbon if you want to add a little something to the bag and quilts the fabric and batting perfectly

Cute fonts

The bags are completely lined

NO raw edges inside the bag at all

My game day bag.  Go Knights!! Charge On!!

My favorite supplies for these projects:

  • -        Floriani Tear-away stabilizer
  • -        Camelot Fabrics - Nightfall (would have been too cute if they named it KNIGHTfall)
  • -        Floriani thread - the BEST machine embroidery thread EVER...super strong
  • -        Scrap pieces of batting
  • -        Organ Needles, size 75/11 (titanium, claims they won’t break but we know better, right? If you don’t remember, click here)

We had a quick but enjoyable Labor Day weekend.  I hope you did too J


Angie said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love your fabrics - black & gold are the colors of the New Orleans Saints!

Debbie Harris said...

Oh that is awesome Jeanna! What a smart idea. :)
Our High School colors were black and gold ~ we were the Huskies. I could have used a bag like this way back then. We're talking way back...

Thank you for your sweet visit, and you are most welcome, my friend.

Bless you ~~ Debbie

Kim said...

Your bag looks amazing!

Karen said...

You put your machine to good using making this bag. How attractive.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Cute bags. I like both versions. One of the very best things about sewing is that you can make what you want or need and no one has one like it!!
xx, Carol

Abby and Stephanie said...

Great colors and fabric choices and each one personalized. Perfect size for the essentials as you certainly want to be be hands free while cheering. They're really cute.

Vicky Hunt said...

Oh wow...I love them both! It would be hard to choose which one I like best. One of my son't friends attends UCF as well as a cousin. They love it! I hope you daughter does as well. Have a wonderful week!

Aunt 'Reen said...

WOW - 2 stunning bags.... just love them both!

Carrie P. said...

Now that is showing your team spirit. They are both great.

Monica said...

Wow, gorgeous bags, Jeanna. The monograms are a great custom touch!

JanineMarie said...

This is so classy with the ribbon and the monogram!

Val's Creative Life said...

Love your daughter's request and that you were able to make her a "game day" tote. Thanks for rejuvenating at Tuesday Archives this week. ( I MUST learn to use my embroidery machine.)